Monday, August 25, 2008

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It's 'The End' for popcorn at the movies | Life and style | The Observer: "[T]he dominance of popcorn may be at an end. A growing number of cinemas are banning it, and next month the largest art-house chain will introduce popcorn-free screenings.

'Popcorn is a contentious issue. Lots of people absolutely hate it and have asked us to ban it, so we're going to do exactly that,' said Gabriel Swartland, head of media at the Picturehouse Cinema, a chain that comprises 19 Picturehouse-branded screens across the country, . . ."

Hat tip to Art Scott.


Brent McKee said...

Art-house patrons are never big popcorn buyers anyway. They go more for granola and home-made carrot cake (or probably factory produced carrot cake that's been labeled "home-made" by the theater owners).

Randy Johnson said...


Cap'n Bob said...

Great, now all those erstwhile chewers can join the talk brigade.

Ivan G Shreve Jr said...

Maybe the theater owners will start relaxing restrictions on outside food now that the popcorn ban is on. I can't tell you how many times I've gotten grief for bringing in a bucket of KFC.

JD Rhoades said...


Popcorn is one of the best parts of going to the movies. I will NEVER attend a theater that refuses to serve popcorn.